Toyota names Tetsuo Ogawa as the new North America CEO

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Toyota Motor stated on Wednesday that it’s North America chief executive, Jim Lentz, would retire on April 1, and tasked the unit’s chief operating officer, Tetsuo “Ted” Ogawa, with navigating an industry transition to electrification and automation. Ogawa has so far worked for Japan’s biggest automaker and the United States’ third-largest vehicle seller in numerous […]

Labor officials found it responsible for worker suicide, says Toyota


Toyota Motor on Tuesday stated labor officials in Japan have found it responsible for the suicide of a worker, with the Mainichi Shimbun reporting that workplace bullying at the automaker had resulted in the worker’s death. The news comes as a declining workforce and changing values about work-life balance in Japan has meant companies are […]

California to halt purchasing GM, Toyota and Chrysler vehicles over emissions fight

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California stated on Monday it will stop all purchases of new vehicles for state government fleets from General Motors, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and other automakers supporting U.S. President Donald Trump in a fight to strip the state of authority to regulate tailpipe emissions. Between 2016 and 2018, California bought $58.6 million in vehicles from General […]

Toyota, Subaru team up to develop electric SUV in a battle against prices

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Toyota Motor and Subaru on Thursday stated they prepare to jointly develop a battery-electric sport-utility vehicle (SUV) on a platform produced together as they look forward to splitting the cost of producing the lower-emissions car. The pair will apply Subaru’s all-wheel-drive technologies and Toyota’s vehicle electrification technologies to the new SUV, that each will sell […]

Toyota halts plan to install U.S connected vehicle tech by 2021


Toyota Motor stated Friday it was abandoning plans to install Dedicated Short-Range Communications technology on U.S. vehicles aimed at letting cars and trucks communicate with one another to prevent collisions. Automakers have conflicted if they should proceed with the DSRC system or use a 4G- or 5G-based system in the United States. Toyota’s declaration is […]